You’re hired

  • Here are five tips to get your CV-game strong.
- Astha Chand, Kathmandu

Jan 11, 2016-

For a lot of people, finding a new job tops the list of their New Year resolutions. Piyush Paudyal, Officer – Human Resources Department, Sunaulo Parivar Nepal (Marie Stopes International), gave us tips on how to get your CV standing out from the rest. 

Perfect presentation

Your CV represents you at the new job you’re hoping to acquire. So, the layout of CVs should always be clean and well structured. As well as that, the CVs should be printed on a clean, crisp A4 sheet of white paper.

Up to date & get the basics right

Have you done any volunteering? Have you helped out your friend in anything? List out everything. Your CV should always be up to date. A CV lists every skill, all the jobs and positions held, your educational degrees and any professional affiliations that you have acquired, and in chronological order. 

Understand the job description

Read the vacancy advertisement from start to finish, maybe even two to three times. There, you can find clues about what to incorporate and make sure you highlight those points. In no way should you lie on your CV. Trust me, people know when you’re lying.  

Modify it 

Whenever you apply for a job, make sure you modify your CV. A lot of roles may seem similar but a lot of times the requirements can vary depending from company to company. Also, modify your CV in regards to how you match each requirement—create your CV specifically for that role. 

Include references

References must be from someone who was your supervisor and someone who knows about your skills and experience. If it’s your first job, you can mention an educational mentor who knows about your academic accomplishments. 

Piyush Paudyal is the Officer – Human Resources Department at Sunaulo Parivar Nepal (Marie Stopes International). 

Published: 11-01-2016 17:32

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